Below is information on installing and activating your KeyShot product(s). Should you have any questions please contact us at license@luxion.com. Support requests may be submitted here.

KeyShot Node-Lock Installation

1. Install KeyShot
If you haven't done so already, please download the latest version of KeyShot Node-Lock (NL) here:

KeyShot NL - Windows
KeyShot NL - Mac OS X

2. Activate KeyShot
To activate your product, please follow these steps:
  1. Start KeyShot
  2. If the registration dialogue box does not open, look under the 'KeyShot' menu on Mac, or 'Help' menu on Windows, and click on 'Register a license' and click yes when it asks if you want to upgrade your license
  3. Click Activate your license and click ‘Continue'
  4. Enter your info and click ‘Continue'
  5. Click on Activate your license and click ‘Continue'
  6. Enter your KeyShot serial code and click ‘Continue'
  7. Enter your Animation code if you have one or leave the field blank and click 'Continue'
  8. Enter your KeyShotXR code if you have one or leave the field blank and click 'Continue'
KeyShot will be activated automatically. If your internet connection prevents you from communicating with the server, please select 'Save request file', and send to license@luxion.com. A valid license file will be returned to you within 24 hours.

Should you have any questions please contact us at license@luxion.com.

KeyShot Pro Floating - Server Installation

All license management applications utilize the latest FlexNet licensing tools (v11.13.1.3) by Flexera Software LLC. KeyShot Pro Floating and KeyShot License Manager are both provided by Luxion Inc. Please follow the instructions below to install the license server and have your license file issued.

During license setup, you will install the server on a single computer in your network. This computer will host your license file and will be referred to as the license server. Note: The server must be a local central server--a dedicated machine for the FlexNet server software to be installed on and powered on and connected to the network at all times.

Before You Begin
Your KeyShot Pro Floating license will be sent via email. If you have a previous installation, please save the license file to your license server folder (e.g. C:\FlexLM on Windows) overwriting the previous file. If you changed the port number in the original file, please make sure your new license reflects that. It is important to note that the latest client software installation requires the latest KeyShot license server software. Without the latest license server software, KeyShot will display an "unknown error".

1. Download the license server software
KeyShot License Server - Windows
KeyShot License Server - Mac OS X
KeyShot License Server - Linux

2. Install the license server
  1. Download and unpack the server software on the machine that will host the licenses.
  2. Start the server software.
  3. The server software will automatically provide the Host name and the Host ID.
  4. Send the following information to license@luxion.com.
    • Company name
    • Serial code
    • Computer Hostname
    • Computer MAC Address

How to Restart a Windows Server
  1. Go to the server’s C:\FlexLM folder
  2. Launch LMTools.exe
  3. Go to the START/STOP/REREAD tab
  4. Enable Force Server Shutdown
  5. Click Stop Server and wait for the server to stop
  6. After a minute, click Start Server
The service will restart. Client computers will be able to connect as usual.

How to Restart a Mac Server
  1. Launch KeyShot License Manager.app
  2. Make sure to select Install License File
  3. Click Browse and browse to your new license file
  4. Click Stop
  5. Click Start/Restart
The service will restart. Client computers will be able to connect as usual.

How to Restart a Linux Server
Via the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T);
  1. To stop the server, Enter:
    lmutil lmdown -c [path to license file]
  2. To start the server, Enter:
    lmutil lmgrd -c [path to license file]
The service will restart. Client computers will be able to connect as usual.

How to move the license server
Should you need to move the KeyShot Floating license server to a new computer, please follow the following instructions to ensure you are up and running quickly.

  1. Follow the steps above for installing the license server on the new machine.
  2. Send the following information to license@luxion.com.
    • Old license file
    • New Computer Hostname
    • New Computer MAC Address
    • Letter on company letterhead stating the old license server will be removed.

We will usually send your license file within 24 hours during business days (Mon-Fri). Should you have any questions please contact us at license@luxion.com.

KeyShot Pro Floating - Client Installation

1. Gather Server Information
Before installing, make sure that the KeyShot Floating license server has been installed on a computer in the network and gather the following information from that computer:

  • Computer Hostname
  • Computer IP Address
2. Install KeyShot Pro Floating
Install the KeyShot Pro Floating (FL) client software on all the user's computers. You may download the KeyShot Floating client application here:

KeyShot Pro Floating - Windows
KeyShot Pro Floating - Mac OS X

3. Enter Server Information
When first installed, the KeyShot Floating client application will ask you to Specify the License Server System.

Windows - Enter the Computer Name at the first prompt
Mac - Enter [port number]@[server's IP address] (e.g. 27000@192.168.1.123)

KeyShot Pro Floating will remember the server location from now on. For more information please refer to the installation manuals:

Pro Floating Installation - Mac OS X
Pro Floating Installation - Windows PC
Pro Floating Installation - Linux

Should you have any questions, please contact us at license@luxion.com.

KeyShot Add-on Installation

No additional download is needed for your add-on if you already have KeyShot installed. Simply select Help from the KeyShot menu and activate your add-on product. Enter the add-on serial code and click 'Continue'. KeyShot will restart and your add-on will be activated.

If you haven't installed KeyShot, please follow the instructions for:
KeyShot Node-locked installation
KeyShot Floating installation

Installing KeyShotXR
  1. Start KeyShot
  2. Click the 'KeyShot' menu on Mac, or 'Help' menu on Windows
  3. Select 'Activate KeyShotXR’ 
  4. Verify your contact information and click 'Continue'
  5. Input your KeyShotXR serial code and click 'Continue'
  6. Restart KeyShot and KeyShotXR will be activated
Should you have any questions please contact us at license@luxion.com.

KeyShot Upgrades

KeyShot upgrades require a valid serial code for previous products in order to be activated. Please follow the following steps to activate your license. To upgrade your product, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and install KeyShot.
  2. Click the 'KeyShot' menu on Mac, or 'Help' menu on Windows
  3. Click 'Register license'
  4. Click 'Activate your license'
  5. Fill out information and click continue
    NOTE: Please make sure you fill out the information according to the end-user
  6. Click 'Activate upgrade license'
  7. Enter upgrade serial code
  8. Enter your old serial code
  9. Enter your Animation code if you have one or leave the field blank and click 'Continue'
  10. Enter your KeyShotXR code if you have one or leave the field blank and click ‘Continue’
KeyShot will be activated automatically. If your internet connection prevents you from communicating with the server, please select 'Save request file', and send to license@luxion.com. A valid license file will be returned to you within 24 hours.

Should you have any questions please contact us at license@luxion.com.

Network Rendering

Download KeyShot Network Rendering
The latest version of KeyShot Network Rendering is available here:

KeyShot NR - Windows
KeyShot NR - Mac OS X

Install and Activate KeyShot Network Rendering
Install KeyShot Network Rendering on all computers connected to the network starting with the Manager. To activate your Network Rendering license, run the installer or start the RenderNode application on the computer that will host the Manager and follow the instructions.

  1. Launch KeyShot Network Rendering. Select Manager to administer jobs and click OK.
  2. Click Install License then hit Next. Point to the license file (keyshot_network.lic). Your network license will activate automatically.
  3. Click Next (PC) or Continue (Mac) and continue setup of the KeyShot Network Rendering Workers and Monitor.
For more information on KeyShot Network Rendering setup, installation and manaagement, please see the KeyShot 7 Network Rendering Manual.

Should you have any questions please contact us at license@luxion.com.

Maintenance

KeyShot Maintenance subscriptions start immediately and are good for one year from date of purchase. Not on a maintenance? Get premium support and free updates with a KeyShot maintenance plan. Contact sales@luxion.com.